Title: Killing the Girl: A Story of Murder and Redemption
Author: Elizabeth Hill
A perfect life, a perfect love – and a perfect murder.
For over forty years Carol Cage has been living as a recluse in her mansion, Oaktree House. Fear is her constant companion. She’s been keeping a secret – and it’s about to be unearthed.
When she receives a compulsory purchase order for her home, she knows that everyone is going to find out what she did to survive her darkest weeks in 1970. She writes her confession so that we can understand what happened because she wasn’t the only one living a lie. The events that turned her fairy-tale life into a living hell were not all they seemed.
She’s determined not to pay for the mistakes of others; if she has to face justice, then they will too.
Carol Cage has a terrible secret … and she’s about to exact retribution on everyone who had abandoned her.
If you’re a fan of dark twisty thrillers, this is a book to consider.
Our MC, Carol, has a dark past and for decades she got away with the darkest deed a person could do. However, a chain of events start that will reveal the truth. Against herself, Carol decides to write her confession because she isn’t quite sure herself what happened all those years ago.
This book is slow to start, but once it gets started, it is thoroughly gripping. In the beginning, there are lots and lots of descriptions which may seem overdone but after the halfway point in the story, this information becomes significant. The story that’s told is very emotional and mysterious because we learn throughout the story that Carol has a very twisted version of her own reality. She made plenty of bad decisions because of this and dealt with the fall out on her, leading her deeper into the center of her own delusional mind.
As a fan of psychological works, I am always excited to find great new authors in the genre and Elizabeth Hill certainly fits the bill.